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bleed

[blēd]
(chemistry)
Diffusion of coloring matter from a substance.
(computer science)
In optical character recognition, the flow of ink in printed characters beyond the limits specified for their recognition by a character reader.
(engineering)
To let a fluid, such as air or liquid oxygen, escape under controlled conditions from a pipe, tank, or the like through a valve or outlet.
(graphic arts)
The extension of a photograph or other artwork to the very edge of the printed page.
(medicine)
To exude blood from a wound.

bleed

bleed
Bleeding master-cylinders brake system.
i. To allow a quantity of fluid or air to escape from a closed system until excess pressure has fallen to a lower level or is equalized with the surroundings (e.g., high-pressure fuel pumps).
ii. To remove unwanted fluid contaminating a system filled with other fluids (e.g., bleeding air from an aircraft's brake system).
iii. To extract a small proportion of fluid from a continuously flowing supply (e.g., compressed air from gas turbine engines for an aircraft pressurization system).
iv. To allow air speed to decay to a desired level.

bleed

Printing at the very edge of the paper. Many laser printers, including all LaserJets up to the 11x17" 4V, cannot print to the very edge, leaving a border of approximately 1/4". In commercial printing, bleeding is generally more expensive, because wider paper is often used, which is later cut to size.
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With the NHS running out of beds, commuters bled dry and VAT sent sky high, they are still partying like it's 1999 while Vince Cable and the Con-Dem Government stand idly by.
CCCW claims to be pleased that developed nations will be bled dry by agreements reached in Cancun and will be forced to send pounds 100 billion of tax payers cash to "poor" countries.
Zimbabwe's Forgotten Children (BBC Two, 9pm) IT'S easy to see just how much control Robert Mugabe has over his people and the unholy terror he wields over a nation he has bled dry.
Action to establish a proper basis for the funding of racing is needed before the sport is bled dry.
They have to watch our country being bled dry when they had to fight and die for this country.
How come the Inland Revenue allows big business to get away with such things when the ordinary person is bled dry by the system?
1, bled dry by three years of "significant" losses, principal owner Bob Jensen said Monday.
On Christmas night motorists searched the city for petrol and the handful still with small supplies were soon bled dry.
It is obvious that price gouging by wholesale suppliers has bled dry the investor-owned utilities and precipitated this crisis.
A school like this one could be bled dry by this but I believe we will be successful.
But debates have long been a Gore strength - ask Ross Perot and 1996 GOP running mate Jack Kemp - and Gore had to do something to shake up a sagging campaign that has failed to define him and is being bled dry by the high-priced Washington consultants he hired.